Automotive Technology – All Automotive Systems – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement


Top Code: 0948.00

The curriculum prepares students for entry-level employment in automotive areas such as an apprentice mechanic, assistant technician, mechanic’s helper, predelivery technician, installer, service technician, service attendant, or smog technician trainee. Students in the Automotive Technology program gain valuable hands-on experience in diagnosis and repair of vehicles while using the National Education Technicians Foundation (NATEF) task list as a guide. Instruction includes automotive engines, transmissions and drive lines (RWD & FWD) for both automatic and manual systems, suspension systems, braking systems (including ABS), air conditioning systems, and engine performance including most state and federally mandated requirements. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students receive credit for one year of work experience when applying for certification by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This Certificate prepares students for the ASE 1-8 Professional Exams. ASE Student Examinations are administered within program courses.

This program has lab fees, uniform and DMV requirements. This curriculum is National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) approved and renewed in 2016.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply theories of automotive system fundamentals operation to practical diagnostic scenarios encountered during automotive service and repair.
  2. Demonstrate the safe set-up and operation of diagnostic, hand, special service, and machine tools utilized by standard automotive repair industry.
  3. Develop diverse skill sets pertaining to the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) standards and performance tasks.
  4. Demonstrate technical and diagnostic skills while following the proper documentation process as required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required Courses

AUTO 200AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS FOR TECHNICIANS4
AUTO 206ABASIC AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS4
AUTO 201ENGINE OPERATION & TESTING6
AUTO 206BAUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS4
AUTO 202AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLES5
AUTO 203MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLE, AND DRIVETRAIN5
AUTO 205AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS4
AUTO 204AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION & STEERING6
AUTO 208ENGINE PERFORMANCE6
AUTO 207AUTOMOTIVE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING3
Total Units47

Recommended Electives

BUS 011ABUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
BUS 160SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE3
MIT 101INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS4

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree